10/30/14 5:52pm

Calling ALL Veterans!

Polk Elementary School in Alexandria, Virignia is looking for area veterans to speak to their students on November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day!  Veterans would speak and answer questions for about 40 minutes starting at 8:15 AM with a few needed for a panel discussion with the whole 5th grade at 8:50 AM.

You can volunteer by a reply on Facebook or emailing TalktoPolkPTA @gmail.com.

(H/T Seminary Valley)

10/30/14 5:24pm

George Mason Elemenary in Alexandria, Virginia was evacuated in Alexandria, Virginia earlier today.

Due to today’s issue, the school will be closed tomorrow, Friday, October 31, 2014.

10/30/14 4:27pm

This is an update to this post. IMHO, the gentleman at the link has a slam dunk case. What do you think?

The City of Alexandria has suspended citations for parking violations associated with displaying a “for sale” sign on a vehicle parked on a public street.

Section 10-4-13(a) of the Code of the City of Alexandria, which dates back to at least the early 1960s, prohibits parking a vehicle on any street for the purpose of displaying the vehicle for sale.  In September, City staff began a review to determine whether the ordinance still meets the needs of the community.  This review, which will take place over several months, will determine if and how comparable jurisdictions regulate this issue, receive guidance on best practices from professional and government associations, and obtain public input through community outreach.

While the review is pending, the City has determined that it is in the best interest of the public to suspend enforcement of the ordinance.  Accordingly, vehicles displaying “for sale” signs on public streets will not be ticketed until further notice.  This will allow the City and the community time to assess any positive or negative implications of the practice, as well as to complete the review process explained above.

The review process will conclude with a staff report to City Council that may recommend making no change to the ordinance, amending it, or repealing it altogether.  If City Council moves forward with an amendment or repeal, a formal public hearing will be held and City Council will vote on the proposed change.  If the staff recommendation results in no change to the current law, the City will provide at least 30 days public notice that enforcement will resume.

10/30/14 3:58pm
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The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred in the unit block of S. Van Dorn Street on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., a man and woman met with another woman to buy a phone from an online advertisement. The couple was then confronted by two men, one who brandished a weapon and robbed the victims of their valuables. The three suspects then fled the area.

After a thorough investigation, Corey Lewis, 18, of Alexandria, was charged with Robbery and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. He is being held without bond.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects is asked to contact Detective Ryan Clinch with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6673.

A few tips from the Alexandria Police Department regarding buying and selling products through online advertisements such as Craigslist:

  1. Trust your instincts; if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
  2. Do not go alone; take your cell phone with you.
  3. Insist the meet occur at a public place; do not meet in a secluded area.
  4. If someone attempts to change locations at the last minute, cancel the transaction.
  5. Perform the transaction during daylight hours.
  6. Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.
10/30/14 3:51pm

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Via the listing

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